When deciding to get a relaxation massage most people envision a relaxing, candle lit room, perhaps some aromatherapy oils burning, and a deep sense of relaxation. With such an ideal, what’s not to like? If this is your vision of the perfect massage, chances are that you are thinking of traditional Swedish massage, as developed by Johan Georg Mezger.
Most noteworthy was actually Dutch, not Swedish. Interestingly, there is no such thing as Swedish Massage in Sweden, where it is referred to as Classic Massage (whatever you want to call it, it is available at our Everton Park clinic in North Brisbane, so hey, it’s just a name!)
North Brisbane Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage is the most commonly adopted method of massage therapy in western society, based around the anatomy and physiology of the human body, versus working with meridians of the body as is most common in Asian style massage. Swedish massage forms the basis of most styles of western massage, including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Massage, with the techniques easily adapted to suit the style of treatment required. Where it truly reigns supreme however, is in the classic relaxation massage.
Because benefits of Swedish massage are manifold, with one of the most immediate being a feeling of being deeply relaxed and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the lovely chemicals in your brain that are responsible for feelings of wellbeing. Along with the release of endorphins, stress hormones such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine are reduced. Leading to a decrease in stress and stress related illness. All of this adds up to a hefty boost to your physical and mental wellbeing. So it is fairly clear that the benefits of Swedish massage extend beyond simple relaxation.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
- reduced muscle tension
- improved circulation
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- heightened mental alertness
- reduced anxiety and depression.
All of these factors, the health benefits of Swedish massage, or a relaxation massage, are clear, and the importance of these benefits cannot be understated. When seeking out massage therapy, many people believe that a relaxation massage is an unnecessary luxury. Yet they seek out expensive medicinal treatments to relieve stress, or pop pills to cope with headaches and muscular pain. Massage is a natural treatment that can address these issues, and leave you with an immediate sense of wellbeing.
Because using long, smooth strokes that are rhythmic and flowing, our relaxation massage is designed to sooth and relax you, melting away stress and easing both body and mind.
- 60 minutes $80.00
- 90 minutes $120.00
- 120 minutes $150.00
If you would like to find out more about or book a Relaxation Massage with the Brisbane Massage Co, you can contact our Everton Park clinic in North Brisbane on 0422 135 370 and we will tailor a massage to suit your needs.